Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation has released a new two and a half minute trailer along with a poster featuring the film’s young star. Based on Uzodinma Iweala’s novel and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective season 1), Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba (Luther) as a powerful warlord. The dramatic film will have a festival run (Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and London) prior to its debut in theaters and on Netflix on October 16, 2015.
Fukunaga, Elba, Amy Kaufman, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, and Dan Crown produced Beasts of No Nation, with Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Donna Gigliotti, Elizabeth Koch, Kristina Kendall, Bill Benenson, Laura Bickford, and Todd Courtney executive producing.
Beasts of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.
Watch the trailer: